Canada 1945 dollar

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23279
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23279 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $9,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Specimen Dollar 1945, Specimen 66+ PCGS, highly reflective surfaces with a light appealing cameo frost to the bust. Very rare quality for this date as a Specimen. PCGS: 1 in this grade and 2 higher. From The MacLeod Collection of Canada Specimen, Proof, and Prooflike Dollars." The SCWC lists this type for 1937, 1938, 1945-47 with the 1937 being the only common date.

Recorded mintage: 38,391.

Specification: .800 fine silver, .600 troy oz ASW, designed by T. H. Paget.

Catalog reference: KM 37.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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